Blogs

Hidden volunteers

01 June 2020 by Rachel Bayley

What is the first thing you think when you think of volunteers? Maybe it's all those people who volunteered at the Olympic Games or all those people out helping their neighbours during the current pandemic. Rachael Bayley, director of Operations and Volunteering, shares her thoughts when asked this question.

Going the distance

26 February 2020 by Roy Emes

When one man joined the Ramblers a decade ago, he couldn’t possibly have imagined quite how much it would change his life. Or that he’d clock up 20,000 miles.

Group of Ramblers standing on top of Arthur's seat on a grey day.

Footpaths are the lifeblood of all walkers

23 September 2019 by Oliver Taylor

Oliver Taylor tells us about how he got involved with the Ramblers as a 15-year-old, his work as footpath secretary and walk leader for the Huddersfield Group and the importance of path maintenance work!

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A Volunteer Award for Brian

05 June 2019 by Ed Wilson

Presenting a national Volunteer Award to Brian Micklam from West Wiltshire for his work as footpath secretary and local action.

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Reflections on General Council 2019

16 May 2019 by Kate Ashbrook

General Council is a pivotal moment in the Ramblers’ year. We must answer those big questions: how do we become more relevant to all Britain’s walkers, increase membership, fill our volunteer vacancies? General Council is the time to debate them.

Reaching the North Pole

Arctic adventure

24 August 2018 by Misba Khan

From weekend walker to North Pole adventurer. For Misba Khan from Manchester, joining a Ramblers group was the start of an incredible journey that led her all the way to the Arctic.

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Act now to protect our paths

24 August 2018 by Jack Cornish

We are blessed in England and Wales with a fantastic network of paths – nearly 140,000 miles of rights of way (enough to stretch round the earth five times or half way to the moon!). However, there are thousands of historical rights of way which have not been recorded and if they are not claimed by 2026 they will be lost – forever!

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Imagined coast

24 August 2018 by Matthew Jones

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy evocative coastal walks – from the romance and excitement of hidden coves and secret beaches to the nostalgic sights of the traditional British seaside

Canals

Walking the waterways

24 August 2018 by Phil Pickin

I'm a firm believer in not overlooking the things that are, quite possibly, right under your nose. So I was pleased when, in a highly publicised rebranding, the Canals and Rivers Trust (CRT) decided to reaffirm that the waterways are relevant to everyone.

Nottingham canal walk

Paving the way to accessible local parks

04 June 2018 by Guest blogger

As we launch new research into walking in parks and green spaces, Jane Wilcock, Ramblers member and Chair of Longsight Park Friends Group, Bolton, writes about the way in which they've made Longsight Park more accessible for everyone.